University at Buffalo

Alexandra E. Schindel

Alexandra E. Schindel

Associate Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Environmental Education; Science Education; Urban Education

Contact Information
564 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4067

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)
  • MAT, Cornell University (2001)
  • BS, Brigham Young University (1998)
  • Reading and (Re)writing the World: Exploring Critical Pedagogy of Place in Early Science and Literacy Learning; Foundation and Research Organization; Spencer Foundation; Awarded; (08/01/2019-07/31/2020)
  • WNY Environmental Science Collaborative: Strengthening Science Pathways with Historically Underrepresented Youth; Foundation and Research Organization; UB GSE MEGAS; Awarded; (06/01/2019-08/30/2020)
Journal Article:
  • McLean, E., Bagchi-Sen, S., Schindel, A., & Atkinson, J. (2019). Household Dependence on Solid Cooking Fuels in Peru: An Analysis of Environmental and Socioeconomic Conditions. Global Environmental Change 58 101961.
Book Chapter:
  • Schindel, A., Tolbert, S., & Rodriguez, A. (2019). Engaging multiple identities and ethical commitments as science education researchers/scholar activists. Critical Voices in Science Education Research: Narratives of Academic Journeys, pp. 189-199. New York: Springer.
  • Tolbert, S., Schindel, A., Gray, S., Kenny, L., Rivera, M., Snook, N., Widmaier, C. (2019). Empowerment. In D. Ford (Ed.), Keywords in Radical Philosophy and Education, pp. 191-209. The Netherlands: Brill.
  • Ormerod, K., Rish, R., & Schindel, A. (2020) Seeing the Places Around Us: Underrepresented and Transnational Youth Co-constructing Place-based Science Identities. Paper presented to repository for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.;
Professional Service:
  • Founding Member, Conference Organizer, Finance Committee: Science Education for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice (SEEDS), 2015-present

    Contact Information

    564 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-4067